Three Crowns has moved up to a Band 1 ranking for International Arbitration in the 2024 edition of Chambers France. Todd Wetmore, Georgios Petrochilos KC, and Shaparak Saleh have maintained their individual rankings, and Kathryn Khamsi has moved up a band in the guide this year. The firm has also maintained its Band 1 ranking for international arbitration in the Chambers Europe guide.


With Three Crowns moving up the rankings this year, Chambers France highlights the firm’s “increasing presence in the market”, adding that “the team has demonstrable experience with all key arbitration rules”. One client notes that “Three Crowns’ partners are unquestionably among the world’s leading international arbitration practitioners”, with another adding that they have “the ability to understand complex business issues and provide the most suitable advice for each and every issue in question”. In the Europe guide, Chambers describes the firm as “revered for its excellence in both commercial and investor-state arbitrations”. Clients emphasise that our lawyers have “a pragmatic approach, truly understand complex issues and are able to simplify them”, while another notes that the firm can provide an expert team for various levels of dispute, including “the largest, most complex and highest-value disputes”.



Todd maintains a Band 1 ranking in both the Europe and France guides, with Chambers noting that he is “highly accomplished in handling high-value energy and construction arbitrations”. Clients note that he is “very strategic”, “very pragmatic”, and has the ability to “see the broad picture of the case and connect the dots in a complex file”. Qualified in civil and common law, Todd has over 25 years of experience handling some of the largest and most complex commercial cases. He regularly acts as counsel in the oil & gas, technology, manufacturing, mining, and commodities sectors, and is a recognised specialist in infrastructure and construction disputes. Todd is a Vice-President of the ICC Court of Arbitration.


Georgios also maintains a high ranking in both the Europe and France guides, which emphasise that he is “held in high regard for his expertise in both commercial and investment arbitrations”, noting that he “acts for an impressive roster of multinationals, sovereign states and state-owned companies”. Sources note that “his oral advocacy is absolutely brilliant” and that “his intellectual rigour is second to none”. Georgios has a broad practice spanning more than two decades and covering inter-State, investment, and commercial disputes. He has represented States, international organisations, and private parties in more than 70 disputes, including several appearances in the International Court of Justice.


Kathryn moves up a ranking in this year’s Chambers France guide, in which clients emphasise that she “offers highly sophisticated advice” and “provides an excellent level of reactivity and a very good mastery of complex subjects”. Kathryn acts for States and corporate clients in all types of disputes, including investment treaty and commercial. She is particularly sought after in high value disputes that raise complex issues of fact and law. She is also on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators.


Shaparak maintains her rankings in the Chambers France guide this year, which highlights her experience with “construction arbitration and annulment proceedings involving Latin American, Asian and African jurisdictions”. One client reports that “Shaparak is very hands-on, responsive and organised”. Shaparak has acted as counsel in a large number of commercial arbitrations, both under the rules of the major arbitral institutions and ad hoc, including post-M&A disputes and disputes in the construction sector.

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